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Physalis 'Gigantea'

Physalis 'Gigantea'


Physalis Gigantea seeds - Eye catching perennial with statement with bright orange paper lanterns - wonderful statement cut flower in the autumn. Also known as winter cherry and cape gooseberry.


Physalis alkekengi var franchetii 'Gigantea'


Approx 20 seeds

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    Physalis - stepping away from being the resturant dessert decoration of choice in the 1990s - to an absolute statement cut flower! no accessories needed a few big billowing stems of these in autumn is all you need. 

  • How to make these beauties grow



    Sow: Anytime 


    How: Surface sow and cover lightly. Light required for germination. Likes warm temperatures for germination (20-25degrees).


    Space: 70cm


    Height: upto 1m+


    Where: Full sun


    Pick: When lanterns are fully formed. Can also be left to skeletise over winter.



  • Notes From The Garden



    Only edible when fully ripe. Unripe fruits are toxic.


    Recommend growing in pots - spreads via underground rhizomes so can be invasive and difficult to eradicate once established. Treat it as you would mint. 


    Photo: Urban Jungle UK

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